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Medical Malpractice

Final 60 Weinberger patients set to receive compensation

The final 60 patients who have pending medical malpractice claims against former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger will receive compensation through a settlement, according to a news release from the Indiana Department of Insurance and attorney Kenneth J. Allen.

June 28, 2013 9:35 pm
Millions in malpractice claims to be paid by state fund, not 'Nose Doc'

Millions in malpractice claims to be paid by state fund, not 'Nose Doc'

Nearly a decade's worth of civil lawsuits against Merrillville's infamous "Nose Doc" netted malpractice victims a collective $66 million in 2013. But neither the former doctor nor his insurance company will pay the lion's share.

June 25, 2013 7:15 pm Photos


EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Malpractice lawsuits cost all of us

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Malpractice lawsuits cost all of us

A few years ago, at a local legislative forum sponsored by the Indiana State Medical Association, there was a lively and interesting debate between one of our local legislators (who happened to also be a lawyer) and some docs who were attending.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
Court upholds malpractice judgment against Nose Doc

Court upholds malpractice judgment against Nose Doc

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a second medical malpractice judgment on Thursday against Mark Weinberger, the Merrillville nose doctor sentenced in October to seven years in federal prison for health care fraud.

January 31, 2013 2:30 pm Related
'Nose Doc' suing malpractice insurer

'Nose Doc' suing malpractice insurer

HAMMOND | An indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor is suing his malpractice insurance provider for breach of contract, alleging various missteps in its handling of lawsuits filed against him.

January 10, 2012 4:00 pm Photos


'Nose Doc' seeks new attorneys

'Nose Doc' seeks new attorneys

HAMMOND | The former Merrillville sinus doctor charged with multiple counts of health care fraud wants new attorneys, according to a federal court filing this week.

November 01, 2011 1:25 pm Photos


Weinberger to pay $13 million in civil suit

Weinberger to pay $13 million in civil suit

On Thursday night a jury found Dr. Mark Weinberger liable in the death of a Valparaiso patient.

March 25, 2011 2:58 am

'Nose Doc' takes the Fifth during medical malpractice trial

HAMMOND | Attorneys played a videotape of Mark Weinberger during his civil trial Thursday in which the former "Nose Doc" chose to "plead the Fifth" rather than answer questions about the death of Phyllis Barnes.

March 17, 2011 5:09 pm

Testifying from beyond grave

HAMMOND | Phyllis Barnes' friends and co-workers remembered her Wednesday as happy, determined and self-sufficient -- even during the worst of her battle against cancer.

March 16, 2011 4:44 pm

Expert says Weinberger should have seen woman's cancer

HAMMOND | Former sinus surgeon Mark Weinberger subjected Phyllis Barnes to unnecessary sinus surgery and failed to recognize the signs of cancer, an ear, nose and throat specialist testified Tuesday in Lake Superior Court.

March 15, 2011 7:22 pm

Civil case among hundreds against Nose Doc proceeds in Hammond court

Multiple doctors testified Tuesday in a medical malpractice case against a former Merrillville nose doctor who allegedly fled the country on the heels of hundreds of lawsuits.

August 25, 2010 12:00 am
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